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SCA is considering expanding its kraftliner capacities at its Obbola plant

08 Feb 2018 − 

New machine could increase mill capacity by 400,000 tpy

SCA is responding to the growing demand for corrugated case material by announcing that it will initiate preliminary assessment for the construction of a new kraftliner machine. The company said it would commission an environmental impact assessment to increase the current production capacity of 450,000 tpy of kraftliner at its Swedish Obbola plant to 850,000. For an additional paper machine of this size, a corresponding amount of primary fibres and recovered paper is also needed, SCA explained in a press release, but stressed that no decision had yet been made. In a first step, the project will be presented to authorities and residents.

SCA sees a growing demand for packaging paper in the longer term and is currently examining various development opportunities for the plant. The environmental impact assessment is to be started because this is a prerequisite for different alternatives, SCA said.

 Find the entire article and any associated background information in EUWID Pulp and Paper no. 07 2018.

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